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The burning in of this one was fun, took me some time, and the tang had to be straightened before the install, but it came out nice and well aligned.
 
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New sayas for these three. Fantastic job on these.
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Ironwood for my oldest Halcyonforge
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Huon pine on wrought iron dammy Halcyonforge
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And burnt American chestnut on a Kochi with machi
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Few knives got new sayas and handles from Nicholas Fitzgerald (@common_trade on IG)

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Kato WH suji in red amboyna, ancient redgum Saya pin
Hiromoto Honyaki, Tassie blackwood Saya, compression koa and black g10 liners for the handle. Nickel silver handle and Saya pins.
Halcyonforge in spalted maple (handle original from Halcyonforge) and spalted maple Saya pin.
Raquin KT small gyuto in walnut burl with ancient redgum pins. Handle is unstabilized.
Shigefusa KU 180 nakiri, handle D shape in ancient redgum and thin copper spacer, Saya in redgum (toasted), pin from ancient redgum.

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next to my favourite Natsuya
I've been admiring your favorite striped natsuya, knowing nothing about natural stones. How hard is it to find a stone like this, with the right hardness/fineness? How exactly is it used in your progression?
 

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Beautiful sayas and handles man. If I could do burnt oak or chestnut for all my knives I would be good. Those are ridiculous.
 

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I've been admiring your favorite striped natsuya, knowing nothing about natural stones. How hard is it to find a stone like this, with the right hardness/fineness? How exactly is it used in your progression?
Just like this, it's not easy, the combination of looks and how it behaves is rather hard to find. Just talking about the hardness and grit I think it's OK to find one as long as you give up on a specific look. As for how I use it, I rub steel on it xD. Usually after 3-4K synthetic as a "drop dwon"stone and before going to my Aizu.
 
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Thanks, taking notes. Why after the 3-4K synthetic? I ask just because I thought this kind of mid grit is roughly in that range of synthetic?
 

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Kato WH suji in red amboyna, ancient redgum Saya pin
Hiromoto Honyaki, Tassie blackwood Saya, compression koa and black g10 liners for the handle. Nickel silver handle and Saya pins.
Halcyonforge in spalted maple (handle original from Halcyonforge) and spalted maple Saya pin.
Raquin KT small gyuto in walnut burl with ancient redgum pins. Handle is unstabilized.
Shigefusa KU 180 nakiri, handle D shape in ancient redgum and thin copper spacer, Saya in redgum (toasted), pin from ancient redgum.
Nice collection! How do we know there are knives in there 🧐 ... For all we know, that could just be a collection of gorgeous handles and sayas stuck together... purportedly with 'unicorns' inside? 🤓

🤡🤡

Lovely work
 

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Nice collection! How do we know there are knives in there 🧐 ... For all we know, that could just be a collection of gorgeous handles and sayas stuck together... purportedly with 'unicorns' inside? 🤓

🤡🤡

Lovely work
Would never happen, Carlos is beyond reproach
 

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Nice collection! How do we know there are knives in there 🧐 ... For all we know, that could just be a collection of gorgeous handles and sayas stuck together... purportedly with 'unicorns' inside? 🤓

🤡🤡

Lovely work
Well, all the knives have been posted here before the woodwork for a focus on the blades 😉. This was all about the handles and saya 🙃
 
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